China’s Economic Mercantilism

Stephen Ezell July 24, 2013
July 24, 2013

China has embraced economic mercantilism on an unprecedented scale, using a wide array of policies to assist Chinese firms while discriminating against foreign establishments attempting to compete in China. These policies include a range of “forced localization” measures such as mandatory intellectual property (IP) or technology transfer, entrance into joint ventures, or domestic production as a condition of market access.